Germs Gaining Resistance to Hand Gels in Hospitals

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Potentially dangerous bacteria already resistant to antibiotics are now developing resistance to common alcohol-based hand gels, a new study reports. A bacteria called Enterococcus faecium is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, and it’s been shrugging off antibiotics at an increasing rate, said senior researcher Timothy Stinear. He…

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U.S. Murder, Suicide Rates Climbing Again

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After a period of steady decline, homicides and suicides are on the rise again in America, new statistics show. Experts believe the opioid addiction crisis may be at least partly to blame. Researchers tracked data from a national injury-reporting database and found that, especially between 2014 and 2016,…

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